Chandigarh, March 23: Punjab, the Union Territory Chandigarh and 7 districts of Haryana had been put under a lockdown on Monday, a day after the authorities determined to implement it as an emergency measure to forestall the unfold of coronavirus.
The Haryana authorities notified lockdown within the districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, Panipat, Jhajjar, Rohtak and Panchkula until March 31.
All important and emergency providers had been exempted from the shutdown which might stay in power until March 31, officers mentioned.
During the lockdown, all business institutions, retailers, factories shall stay closed besides these dealing in important commodities resembling meals, grocery, medicines, and so on.
Other important providers resembling water provide, sanitation, electrical energy, banks, ATMs shall be maintained, officers mentioned.
There will probably be no public transport providers, together with operation of taxis and auto-rickshaws, besides transport of all types to and from hospitals, airports, railway stations, bus terminals in Punjab and Haryana.
In Punjab, the division of transport could function a couple of providers of state transport endeavor to make sure important providers, it added.
All inter-state bus providers would stay shut in Punjab and Haryana. All public transport service would additionally stay suspended in UT Chandigarh.
Punjab and Haryana have thus far reported 21 and 12 optimistic circumstances of coronavirus respectively whereas in Chandigarh, the variety of optimistic circumstances was six.
There will probably be restrictions on public gathering at one place under Section 144 of CrPC, officers mentioned, including any individual discovered violating the restrictions shall face motion.
In Punjab, further police power can be deployed in all of the districts to make sure implementation of restrictions.
E-commerce (supply) of all important items together with meals, pharmaceutical and medical tools, take away/residence supply eating places/eateries have been exempted from the restrictions, officers mentioned.